As part of the Cheshire Day celebration on 30 March, we will be holding a Cheshire Weekend from Friday 31 March to 2 April, where our goods and food traders will be highlighting their fantastic local suppliers and producers.
Cheshire produce will make up a large proportion of Deva Deli’s stock, including locally sourced eggs, pies and cooked meats, plus a great range of chutneys, jams and cheeses. Max said: “Markets run in my family, so it’s been a great opportunity for me to expand into such a fantastic new market which has got off to a flying start since it opened last year and bring great quality local produce to Chester.”
Deva Deli’s neighbour, zero waste stall Just Footprints, stock ranges of locally roasted coffee beans from The Lost Barn in Tilston, which can be bought by weight with no packaging waste, plus tins of Harry’s Hot Chocolate, a small batch artisan producer from Nantwich.
Even pets can celebrate Cheshire with Digby & Champ offering exclusive dog treats made locally, by Canine Creations alongside their range of harnesses and leads.
Some of the highlights of the Cheshire Weekend will include a Mexican pork soup from Crustum topped with mature Calveley Crunch Cheddar made near Nantwhich; Bean & Cole’s range of cakes produced by Chester’s Kookaburra Bakery delivered daily via bike by Chester’s first cycle delivery service iPedal Cargo.
The Market’s main bar Lockwood & Co. are also highlighting local drinks such as Weetwood Ale’s Cheshire Cat brewed near Kelsall and the award-winning Forest Gin distilled near Macclesfield, recognised as one of the world’s finest gins.
No Cheshire showcase would be complete without Cheshire Cheese, so the Market’s Cheezy Bandits will be preparing a unique weekend special using locally produced Cheshire Cheese.
Every day is Cheshire Day at Cheshire Farm Ice Cream, who expanded their business into the new Market from their base near Tattenhall, where the Fell family have famously been manufacturing their ice creams since 1986, producing 10,000 litres per day. A selection of their range of fifty flavours is always available plus milkshakes and deserts.
Many market traders also use locally sourced milk from Peckforton Farm Dairy who are a unique producer, processor and distributor who offer a closed loop between farm, pasteurisation and bottling, all delivered in reusable glass bottles creating a circular system that currently removes the need to use over 1,800 plastic bottles a week.